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Social Work

What is 'Social Work? (SOWK)'

Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being. Social workers help relieve people's suffering, fight for social justice, and improve lives and communities. 

Is it for you?

If you’re looking for a career with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and a variety of options, consider social work.

Jobs and Salary Expectations

Some of the positions and fields that Social Work majors may find interesting and challenging include:

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  • Case Manager
  • Human Resources
  • Human Services
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Public Relations
  • Management
  • Market Research
  • Group Home Counselor
  • Direct Care Provider
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Youth Worker
  • Rehabilitation Aid
  • Resident Treatment Worker
  • Living Unit Supervisor
  • Sales
  • Probation or Parole Officer

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Program Faculty

Course Descriptions

 
  • SOWK 1010 Introduction to Social Work
  • SOWK 2120 Race, Class and Gender

Credit Classes and Registration